All our yachts are privately owned and each one has the owner’s personal choice of equipment on board. However, all boats comply with the MCA Code of Practice. Our standard inventory is listed below but most yachts have additional equipment, listed in the individual yacht’s specification:
|Liferaft||Crockery/cutlery||Current Almanac||Main anchor|
|Lifejackets (crew +2)||Glasses||Speed/wind/depth log & echo sounder||Kedge anchor|
|Child Lifejackets (on request)||Mugs||VHF||Boat hook|
|Safety harnesses||Cheese grater||Charts and folios for the local area||Fenders & warps|
|Fire extinguishers||Saucepans/frying pan||Handheld compass||Bosun’s chair|
|Fire blanket||Kettle & teapot||Clock & barometer||Tool kit|
|Smoke and gas detectors||Cafetiere||Steering compass||Engine spares|
|Foghorn||Chopping board||Deviation card||Spare fuel and water cans|
|Lifebuoys and Danbuoy||Tin opener/Bottle opener and corkscrew||Binoculars||Ship’s documents|
|Emergency tiller||Cooking implements||Domestic radio/CD||Boat manual|
|Emergency VHF Aerial||Tea towels x 2||Q & courtesy flags||Instruction manuals|
|Bilge pumps||Washing up materials||Wind/depth instrument||Shore power connection|
|Radar reflector||Washing up liquid||Emergency lights||Spare batteries, bulbs and fuses|
|Torches||Cleaning materials||Navigation materials||Repair kits|
|Searchlight||Dustpan & brush||Portland plotter||Storm jib|
|Full first aid kit and book||Clothes pegs||Pencils & rubber||Motoring & anchor ball|
|Daily first aid kit||Pillows & pillow cases||Notepad||Water hose and connector|
|Handheld VHF||Gas bottle & spare||Socket adapters (where applicable)|
|Toilet rolls & kitchen roll|
|Bedding available for hire|
Just finished a fabulous week in the Solent with two friends. The chartered boat was in very good condition, considering she was quite elderly. Being the end of the season there were a few scratches on her hull, which were pointed out by the staff. However, the interior and engine were in first class condition, everything was ship shaped and worked. Bembridge then Yarmouth back to Buckler's Hard, finally returning to the Hamble. Winds mainly from either S or N of F3/6, just perfect sailing. Certainly, in the future, hope to repeat this experience with a very well run organised Charter.
Thank you for everything, certainly hope in the near future to charter again, and pleased to recommend the efficient way your organisation works
We charter regularly from HPYC and always find the boats are clean, well maintained and properly equipped. The handover and breifing process is always efficeint and thorough so we get away quickly and we know support is available if there are any difficulties. The marina locatioin is also a great plus, giving easy and quick access to the Solent with optoins ot go east or west depending on the tides. All of the team at HPYC are very friendly and helpful and we really appreciate the great service they provide.
Thoroughly enjoyed the week. Four days sailing with Leigh as skipper; made up the itinerary as we went along - across to Cowes then down to Lulworth Cove and back. Several of us have sailing experience but did not have the experience to navigate the tides and currents of the south coast. Leigh was brilliant - quickly got us doing all the work within our own abilities and his knowledge and experience was exceptional. Knew his stuff. Great fun and pretty good value for money all once you divided it up between the seven of us. Not quite enough storage for all the beer however...
Very efficient and friendly service, quick and slick handover and return. Communication with Alex was very good, both by telephone and emails. I’d never sailed a Gib Sea 37 before but Viola is quick under sail and motor, very noisy in tick over as was pointed out at the handover but equally quiet with a few revs, in fact almost ‘electric’ quiet one crew member remarked. The heavy kick to port in astern can be used to good effect when close quarter manoeuvring. Plenty of electronics ( I brought charts with me but didn’t need them, the plotter at the helm was great ) All in all, Viola was a credit to you and I wouldn’t hesitate to charter her again... Although I do like the look of the Halberg Rassey on the next berth ! Perhaps next year? Many thanks Alex and the team.